In 1993 Western Horseman published the first book in the Legends series. There are nine books at present...I have all but the most recent. In 2014 there were over 3 million living registered American Quarter Horses, making it the most popular breed in the United States. PJS Poco Sugar, aka "Quiz" (pictured below), is a pretty little buckskin mare on the farm owned by Sue C. who traces directly back to one of my favorite Legends horses, a grand mare named Poco Lena. Foaled in 1949 on the famous Waggoner ranch in Texas, Poco Lena began her showing career by winning halter classes, but she went on to be a champion cutting horse. If only that would be the norm in today's world! Sired by the well-known Poco Bueno, the bay mare won numerous cutting horse championships, with lifetime earnings of nearly $100,000. Tragedy struck in 1962 when her then-owner B.A. Skipper was killed in a plane crash. During the confusing time Poco Lena foundered badly. She never fully recovered from it and was sold to a California couple, Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Jensen. The Jensen's carefully cared for her and bred her to their young stallion Doc Bar. Poco Lena only produced two foals, but oh what legends they were....Doc O'Lena and Dry Doc. These two sired countless halter and performance champions, including of course, many cutting horse legends.
In 1968, just a few months after Dry Doc was weaned, Poco Lena was laid to rest. There's so much more to her story! You can purchase Legends 3 at www.westernhorseman.com, or look for used copies on Amazon or eBay. In 1968, just a few months after Dry Doc was weaned, Poco Lena was laid to rest. There's so much more to her story! You can purchase Legends 3 at www.westernhorseman.com, or look for used copies on Amazon or eBay.